An adaptation of Terry Gilliam‘s underrated 1995 film 12 Monkeys is coming to TV. A twelve episode series has been ordered for the Syfy network with the aim to premiere January 2015. Charles Roven, who produced the original film as well as many of the DC comic book movies, is on board to produce and veterans of shows such as Friday Night Lives, Nikita, Terra Nova, V and Heroes are also behind the scenes. X-Men star Aaron Stanford will play the lead role of a man sent back in time to destroy a plague. Read more about the 12 Monkeys TV show below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
After the second American Civil War, Manhattan is classified an independent demilitarized zone, also referred to as the DMZ. There, a photojournalist is stranded and becomes embroiled in complex politics and warring factions. That’s the plot of Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli‘s DC Comic DMZ, which ran from 2005 to 2012. Now, the story is coming to the small screen via some big screen talent. Former Mad Men executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton have teamed with Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman to bring the comic series to the SyFy network at a TV show. Read More »
Briefly: One of the next big fantasy projects to hit TV screens is rooted in a story that is hundreds of years old. SyFy is developing a new Beowulf show, based on the epic poem that tells of a hero, Beowulf, who helps out the Danish king with a little monster problem. The monster, of course, is Grendel, and after his initial battles with Grendel, the beast’s mother also becomes a problem. There’s also the minor matter of a dragon that Beowulf must face years later.
We know the story well, and have seen it on screen several times. (The pic above is from the mo-cap version by Robert Zemeckis.) SyFy describes the show only as “Adaptation of the classic epic poem that further examines the hero’s rise to power and his feud with the monster Grendel.”
Matt Greenberg (1408, Reign of Fire) is scripting and will exec produce, says EW, with Brian Hamilton, Michael Chechik, Andrew Cosby and Paulo de Oliveira also exec producing.
Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore is returning to Syfy this winter with another tale of people isolated in inhospitable surroundings, as the threat of the end of all humanity looms over them. The specifics, however, are very different this time around.
Helix follows a group of CDC scientists who journey to the Arctic to look into reports of a disease outbreak at a research facility, and then quickly discover that the problem is much more horrifying than they’d feared. Check out the first real trailer after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Syfy sees your enthusiasm for shark-related B-movies, and is doubling down with more of the same. Next on the cable channel’s schedule is Ghost Shark, which is exactly what it sounds like.
The first clip offered but a tiny taste of this new monster’s fearsome abilities, but this new full-length trailer really shows off what he (she? it? Let’s just go with “he” for simplicity’s sake) can do. Hit the jump to find out what exactly that entails.
Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Sharknado may not have been a ratings smash, but it got to be a social media phenomenon thanks to its bizarre premise and tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign. Now Syfy’s big challenge will be to top themselves, and the first of their films to try will be the kinda-sorta-not-really similarly themed Ghost Shark.
As with Sharknado, the title is entirely self-explanatory. Taking the Ian Ziering / Tara Reid slot of fondly remembered ’90s star this time around is Mackenzie Rosman, best remembered as little Ruthie Camden from 7th Heaven. Yes, that’s her in the bikini above, and yes, it’s super weird to see her all grown up. Check out the first trailer after the jump.
Last night’s sharknado did untold damage to Southern California, wrecking the coastline, the roads, and even the iconic Hollywood sign. But apparently Syfy has no sympathy for the disaster’s poor victims, because they’re eager to unleash another. Though nothing’s officially set just yet, Syfy is already discussing the possibility of a Sharknado sequel. Hit the jump for more details.
TV Bits: ‘Arrested Development’, ’24’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘Bad Teacher’, ‘The Killing’, ‘The Bridge’
Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Get ready for Arrested Development‘s triumphant return this weekend with these four more clips from the new season. Also after the jump:
- David Fury will return for 24: Live Another Day
- David Slade will direct Ronald Moore’s Helix
- DirecTV’s Full Circle adds Buffy and FNL alums
- CCH Pounder joins Sons of Anarchy
- FX’s The Bridge sets a premiere date
- See new pics from The Killing Season 3
- CBS picks up Bad Teacher for midseason
- Check out trailers for their other new shows
- Netflix “would love” more Arrested Development
- See four more clips from Season 4
Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Walking Dead ended its third season a couple weeks back, but horror fans looking for their next fix will find that other TV makers are very eager to deliver. Exec producer Eli Roth promises a sexy, gory good time when Hemlock Grove debuts on Netflix next month, while Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore is re-teaming with Syfy for the outbreak thriller Helix. Check out new trailers for both after the jump.